Marta: ‘It has been a long journey but I expected much more from Brazil’

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In her first World Cup column for the Guardian, Marta discusses the fallout from Brazil’s opening match – and notes that other favourites have struggled too

When Brazil finally started their World Cup campaign on Sunday it was the start of something new, a chance to break free from those headlines and nightmares from four years ago, when they lost 7-1 to Germany to send a whole country into mourning.

It has been a long journey for Brazilians but month by month we have picked up the pieces and gained confidence from the performances under Tite. Neymar’s injury problems were a concern but it seemed clear from a fairly early stage he would be able to play.

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This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/jun/18/world-cup-2018-marta-var-key-incidents under the title “Marta: ‘It has been a long journey but I expected much more from Brazil’”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.